The Resting Satyr
Augmented Reality in the Eskenazi Museum
This project resulted in the creation of an augmented reality application for the Eskenazi Museum of Art. In May 2018, this project was presented at the Rome Art History Network: Digital Art History Conference held at the Biblioteca Angelica and the American Academy in Rome.
The Antikythera Mechanism
Predicting Eclipses in the 1st Century AD
This project sought to construct a 3D model of the Antikythera Mechanism, load that model into a software that calculates the date and position of solar and lunar eclipses (Stellarium), and determine the geographical locations where the eclipses would have been visible in antiquity.
Digital Roman Portrait Project
Creating an Online Catalog
This project sought to create an online catalog for Roman portraits in the Eskenazi Museum of Art. We cataloged over 30 Roman portraits digitally. This project was handed off to the development staff at the museum after the creation of the 3D models.
VWHL Project: The Digital Villa Ludovisi Project
Laid out on the modern surface covering the remains of the Gardens of Sallust, the Villa Ludovisi once hosted one of the most significant collections of ancient Roman sculpture in the city of Rome. After the subdivision of the property in the 1880s and the economic crisis of 1893, the Boncompagni Ludovisi family sold a significant fraction of the ancient sculpture to the Italian state. Much of this sculpture is now on public display in the Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps. Meanwhile, part of the villa is still in the hands of the Boncompagni Ludovisi family: the Casino dell’Aurora, a late sixteenth-century building that today stands in the middle of a 3-acre garden.
The goal of the project is to digitize the Casino dell’Aurora, its the immediate surrounding gardens, and the sculpture in the Palazzo Altemps. The project will be the topic of a paper for College Art Association and foresees the creation of a related scientific, free website offering access to the 3D models. The art historical aspect of the project will center around the reception of the grotesque in the early modern period.
VWHL Project: The Uffizi Digitization Project
The Virtual World Heritage Laboratory (VWHL), based in in the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, in collaboration with partners at the Politecnico di Milano and the University of Florence is digitizing in 3D digitization the complete collection of Greek and Roman sculpture in the Uffizi, Pitti Palace, and Boboli Gardens on behalf of the Gallerie degli Uffizi. This is the third largest collection of its kind in an Italian state museum. Largely assembled by the Medici from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, the statues include works of exceptional interest to students of Greek and Roman art, notably the Medici Venus, the Medici Faun, the Niobids, and the Ariadne. The contract was signed by the parties on May 19, 2016 and work commenced on May 23, 2016.
This is a five-year project whose specific goals are: digitization of the entire collection of ancient sculpture in the Uffizi; training of students in the techniques of 3D data capture, digital modeling, and interactive online publication; publication of the 3D models created through the project on the Uffizi’s public website and the publicly available website of the VWHL's Digital Sculpture Project.
On the left you can see one of the best models I created for the project.